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Jordan Cassel - Head Golf Professional

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I learned to play golf at the age of 10. Just a few years later I began working in the golf industry in 1989.  I worked at golf courses in high school and college while also playing on the golf teams for both.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Chico.  I left the golf industry for a few years but my love for the game brought me back to Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Ca where I enjoyed working as a golf professional for 16 years.  Working at such a famous place provided me with the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people with a wide variety of golfing abilities. I enjoy teaching the game of golf to individuals of all skill levels from juniors all the way through to the professional level. I feel fortunate to have worked as the Director of Instruction here at Banbury since 2019.

 

Each individual has different goals and differing abilities.  I like to fully understand these within each student.  We can then assess the best approach for developing techniques that complement each individual. Golf is most enjoyable when positive results are achieved.  My objective is to help golfers at any level, fundamentally improve their swing; and their game. 

 

Jonathan Gibbs - PGA Teaching Professional

  • Idaho Junior State Champion
  • Idaho State High School Champion
  • Practiced with BYU team while attending BYU
  • 2002 Canadian Tour Member
  • 2006 and 2016 Rocky Mountain Section Teacher of the Year
  • 2015 Rocky Mountain Section Youth Player Development Award
  • 2018 Rocky Mountain Section Horton Smith Award
  • Featured in Wall Street Journal. 2 articles Spring 2006
  • Only PGA Certified instructor in the Treasure Valley
  • Initiated the Personal Mentoring Program, 2004 (focuses on developing entire game on and off the course in an ongoing way. Adapted to each individual student.)
  • Students have the following achievements: PGA Tour, PAC-10, Mountain West, WAC, High School State Championship Team Member, Club Champions, and many others. State Amateur Champ.
  • Oldest Student: 97 years old
  • Youngest Student: 2 years old

Drew McDonald - Associate PGA Professional

I graduated from Boise State in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Golf has always been a part of my life growing up, whether it was playing with my dad or childhood friends at my local muni West Seattle Golf Course or watching the sport on TV. I remember feeling the most joy watching The Open Championship early in the mornings with my dad and brother. It seemed to me watching this was the way golf was always meant to be played, and the courses in Scotland always caught my attention. I still hope to make it there one day! In college I pursued another sport competitively which was distance running, I was fortunate enough to get a college scholarship at Boise State and comepeted there for 4 years. After school, I chose my first love being golf and have been actively pursuing PGA membership through the Professional Golf Management program. Everything I learned in my time running has made me a better player and coach in golf.

I am entering my fourth season as a golf professional at BanBury. In 2021 I gave over 100+ lessons to both juniors and adults. I truly love the game of golf with all my heart and I truly believe and live the motto of trying to get a little better each day whether I spend hours or minutes that day, the important part is finding a way. I want to help each and all of you accomplish your golfing goals and I believe each individual learns and understands the game different. I am always willing to adapt to your specific style and goals and am excited to become your next coach.